Thursday, January 27, 2011

Master Bedroom Makeover

One of the things I've been wanting to do for a really long time is make over our bedroom. When we first moved in, it was painted a green colour that I absolutely despised. I painted it what I thought would be a silvery warmish grey colour, but it turned out kind of pinky-purplish-silver...and I hate it! I lived with it for almost a year because I really don't like to paint. At Christmas time, we got a new textured white duvet cover for our bed. I also ordered new bamboo/cotton blend sheets in a silvery blue colour. My plan is to go with a colour scheme of greys, blues, and whites. Last summer I picked up 2 nightstands at a garage sale for only $5 each. They are pine right now, but I am going to paint them either white or black. Today I picked up some paint that I got colour-matched to Benjamin Moore's Moonshine. It's a grey colour with green and blue undertones, and I've heard good things about it. I'm really hoping this will be "the one." A few months ago there was a great sale on paint, and I picked up a can for only $17 (half price!). I think one can will do our bedroom, so even though I don't like to paint, it's a pretty inexpensive way to get a new look.

The plan is to start (and hopefully finish!) painting tonight after Little Bittles is in bed. I hate painting, so I'd rather get it over with before the weekend if possible. Then on the weekend, if the paint colour is a success, I'll be looking for some curtains (not sure if I'm going with white, black, or a blue) and deciding whether to paint the nightstands white or black. I'm nervous and excited to see how it will all turn out! I'll be posting some pictures after I get going on it. I know it's always nicer to see pictures of what a person's actually talking about when it comes to interior design.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Sounds like it's going to look beautiful! I used to love painting, but find myself annoyed with it now....mainly the taping process!
Aren't garage sales the best?! I wonder why anyone buys furniture in a store when it's such a great deal second hand!

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